Men’s basketball taps former NBA scouting office member as director of recruiting

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Rubenstein managed “day-to-day coordination” and “grassroots scouting efforts” in the Sacramento Kings' scouting office before joining Pro Insight, where he evaluated high school and college prospects.

Men’s basketball head coach Chris Caputo hired a former member of the Sacramento Kings scouting office as the team’s director of recruitment Monday, according a press release.

Caputo named Eric Rubenstein to the job, which marked his first staff hiring since he was tapped to lead the program after men’s basketball fired former head coach Jamion Christian and the entire coaching staff in March. The release states Rubenstein worked with Caputo at Miami for three years, where he helped with analytics and scouting on the support staff while Caputo was associate head coach, before working in the Kings’ scouting office to manage “day-to-day coordination” and “grassroots scouting efforts.”

“Eric is one of the most passionate, bright minds in basketball,” Caputo said in the release. “His work capacity and attention to detail is really unmatched. Eric will bring great experience from his time in grassroots basketball, college basketball and the NBA.”

Rubenstein has most recently served as a senior basketball analyst at Pro Insight – a database that features up-and-coming basketball players – where he evaluated and analyzed high school and college prospects and helped scout professionals and international players.

“I’m extremely honored to be a part of Coach Caputo’s staff here at GW,” Rubenstein said in the release. “Coach has been a tremendous mentor to me during the early part of my career, and I could not be happier for him as he has earned the opportunity to run this program.”

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